Advertisement
YOU ARE HERE: LAT HomeCollectionsJack Prelutsky
IN THE NEWS

Jack Prelutsky

MORE STORIES ABOUT:
FEATURED ARTICLES
BOOKS
September 28, 1986 | KRISTIANA GREGORY
The poetry of Jack Prelutsky is short, snappy and usually hilarious, a failsafe combination for delighting young readers. His knack for exaggerated nonsense has made him a contemporary King of Fun, evident in this new adventure he adapted from the Swedish, Att Man Kan Bli Stark del 63. Like many 4-year-olds, Pete wishes he was older so he wouldn't have to put up with the boys who torment him.
ARTICLES BY DATE
ENTERTAINMENT
January 5, 2007 | Hugo Kugiya, Associated Press
The birth of the bananaconda was an accident of insomnia, cable television and tropical produce. "Books happen in odd ways," said poet Jack Prelutsky, creator of the bananaconda, a constrictor with the skin of a fruit. So it was one sleepless night several years ago that he descended the stairs in his home for a snack, a banana, and settled into an easy chair. He found a TV documentary on the giant snake from the Amazon, noticed the coincidence of syllables, and inspiration struck.
Advertisement
BOOKS
September 28, 1986 | KRISTIANA GREGORY
The poetry of Jack Prelutsky is short, snappy and usually hilarious, a failsafe combination for delighting young readers. His knack for exaggerated nonsense has made him a contemporary King of Fun, evident in this new adventure he adapted from the Swedish, Att Man Kan Bli Stark del 63. Like many 4-year-olds, Pete wishes he was older so he wouldn't have to put up with the boys who torment him.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 5, 2007 | Hugo Kugiya, Associated Press
The birth of the bananaconda was an accident of insomnia, cable television and tropical produce. "Books happen in odd ways," said poet Jack Prelutsky, creator of the bananaconda, a constrictor with the skin of a fruit. So it was one sleepless night several years ago that he descended the stairs in his home for a snack, a banana, and settled into an easy chair. He found a TV documentary on the giant snake from the Amazon, noticed the coincidence of syllables, and inspiration struck.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 8, 2000
Books recommended by Ilene Abramson, senior librarian for the children's literature department, Los Angeles Public Library: Halloween--Ghosts and monsters rear their spooky heads in these fiction and nonfiction books. Preschool: "The Teeny Tiny Ghost," by Kay Winters, illustrated by Lynn Munsinger With the help of his friends, a timid little ghost learns to be brave.
NEWS
January 29, 1987 | MARJORIE MARKS
Infant Books "Mother Goose" by Watty Piper. "Tomie de Paola's Mother Goose," selected and illustrated by Tomie de Paola. Picture Books, Fairy Tales "Ira Sleeps Over" by Bernard Waber. "Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel" by Virginia Lee Burton. "The Whingdingdilly" and other books written and illustrated by Bill Peet. "If You Give a Cookie" by Laura Numeroff. Poetry "Read-Aloud Rhymes for the Very Young," selected by Jack Prelutsky and illustrated by Marc Brown.
BOOKS
August 11, 2002
* Rankings are based on a Times poll of Southland bookstores. *--* 1 OLIVIA'S OPPOSITES by Ian Falconer (Atheneum: $6.99) The lovable piglet teaches of opposites. Baby to preschool 2 LEMONY SNICKET: THE UNAUTHORIZED AUTOBIOGRAPHY (HarperCollins: $11.99) A kooky glimpse of the writer behind the tales of the Baudelaire children. Ages 12 and up 3 OLIVIA COUNTS by Ian Falconer (Atheneum: $6.99) The mischievous piglet uses tasks to teach numbers from 1 to 10.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 6, 1998 | LYNNE HEFFLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Audio Perfect for family travel, the venerable Listening Library's impressive selection of top children's audiotapes--recorded in their entirety--can make the miles go faster. Among its 400-plus quality audiotapes are Newbery Award winners, popular series, classics by Charles Dickens, Mark Twain and Robert Louis Stevenson, and works by favorites such as Judy Blume, Jack Prelutsky, Beverly Cleary. A sampling: "Redwall." Brian Jacques. J YA 940 CX. Eight cassettes, 10 hours. $64.98. All ages.
Los Angeles Times Articles
|